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The Big Avon Paddle 2023

Participants take to the water from 10am at The Boathouse, Newbridge, Bath and can choose to complete as many 4.5 mile loops as they like.  Any form of 'paddle powered' craft is welcome to take part! 

This is a paced event which includes a shorter family route and promises to be a great day out for participants of all abilities and ages.  Head to our website here for more information.

Dorothy House launches this event for a third year, with huge support from Channel Kayaks and The Boathouse pub. There will be live music throughout the day for attendees and their supports to enjoy, along with an outside bar serving drinks, snacks and flatbreads.  

To help raise vital funds for the Hospice, participants are encouraged to raise as much as they can to help Dorothy House continue to provide free end-of-life care.  

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  • £203 could fund a compassionate, skilled and experienced Hospice at Home Carer to provide care overnight, enabling a patient to stay at home at the end of their life.

  • £500 could fund an expert counsellor to run 7 support group sessions for young adults with a life-limiting illness, helping them feel less alone

  • £945 could fund 24 hours of care for one patient on our Inpatient Unit including IPU nursing care, medic care and physio support

Last year’s event raised an incredible £12,000 whilst participants paddled a collective 763 miles and we’re hoping to raise even more in 2023!

Whether you come on your own or with a fellow paddler it will be a fun day for all involved, whilst supporting our vital work at Dorothy House.

“Some team members at work and I wanted to participate to raise as much as we could to help keep the amazing work going that Dorothy House do in supporting those in need. The day was fantastic from start to finish. Great location, the sun was shining. Incredible organisation, an amazing day surrounded by like-minded amazing people.Thank you Dorothy House x"

Daisy Comley, participant from last year

Entry is £20 and all participants will receive refreshments along the route on the day as well as a pizza at the end. Event T-shirts can also be purchased for £10.  

So, whether you’re paddling to show your support for Dorothy House, in memory of a loved one or because you’re currently in our care – grab your paddle and sign up here today!

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